From the first time that a girl applies mascara, magic unravels and then it soon becomes that one makeup product that she absolutely can’t live without. Raise your hands if something like this has happened to you as well.

But because we have been using mascaras for some many years, we tend to think that we have absolutely mastered the application technique and that we can’t possibly be doing anything wrong. I mean, after all, it’s just mascara, right?

Unfortunately, though, it is not that simple. To make the most of your mascara and get your lashes to look perfect every single day, you need to avoid making the following mascara mistakes. Read on to find out what they are…

 

Mistake #01: Wearing a waterproof formula every day

Mistake #01: Wearing a waterproof formula every day

One of the biggest mistakes that women tend to make is wearing a waterproof mascara every single day. Yes, waterproof mascaras do last longer and are smudge-proof, but they’re typically meant to be worn only on the days when you’re going to be exposed to water; like a day at the beach or your bestie’s wedding. Wearing a waterproof formula every day will dry out your lashes and make them fall out over time.

 

Mistake #02 Curling your lashes after applying mascara

Mistake #02 Curling your lashes after applying mascara

When you curl your lashes while your mascara is still wet from the application, you’re putting your lashes under great stress. This can make your lashes stick to the eyelash curler and be pulled out in the process. We obviously don’t want that! Additionally, if you have already done your eye makeup, you are also potentially running the risk of ruining that.

 

Mistake #03: Sharing the mascara with your BFF

Mistake #03: Sharing the mascara with your BFF

We know you and your BFF share everything, but eye makeup, especially mascara, is something you should keep to yourself. Before you judge us, let us explain. Your wand is full of bacteria from your lashes, which will then mix with your BFF’s when she uses it. Now both these sets of bacteria will travel back into your eyes when you use the mascara again, leading to eye infections. Not a pretty picture, but it’s the truth.

 

Mistake #04: Applying it the wrong way

Mistake #04: Applying it the wrong way

If you think applying mascara means simply swiping a little product on your lashes, then let us correct you. You need to WIGGLE the wand right from the base of your lashes to the tips. This will ensure that your lashes get completely coated with the product for just the right kind of drama and volume you need.

 

Mistake #05: Forgetting to wipe the brush

Mistake #05: Forgetting to wipe the brush

Mascaras wands have been designed in such a way that they end up picking more product than you need. This makes your lashes look really clumpy and messy post-application. Remember to wipe the excess off on a tissue before applying it to your lashes to achieve the desired length and volume.